G7 “Additional Security Advisory Measures for North Korea”
Foreign Minister Choi Sun-hee criticizes the UN Security Council discussions
China and Russia are still very likely to seek refuge in North Korea
A day before this year’s 11th UN Security Council meeting regarding North Korea’s missile provocation, seven major countries (G7) demanded “additional serious measures” from the Security Council against North Korea.
According to the White House, the G7 foreign ministers said in a statement on the 20th (local time), “North Korea’s actions call for a united and firm response from the international community, including significant additional measures from the Security Council.” and sanctions fully and effectively, and addressing the threat of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction as an urgent priority.”
“North Korea’s unprecedented and illegal ballistic missile launches this year, including several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) that passed through Japan, pose a serious threat to regional and international peace and security. and a serious threat to the global non-proliferation regime,” they said.
It means stopping defending North Korea by targeting China and Russia, who are permanent members of the Security Council, and joining the Security Council joint statement and additional sanctions against North Korea.
However, the general view is that China and Russia are very likely to exercise their veto this time as well. The G7 issued a statement condemning North Korea even before the Security Council meeting on the 4th, but China and Russia defended North Korea, and China and Russia even used their veto power in the vote on the US-led resolution on additional sanctions against North Korea in May. As a result, this is the 11th time the Security Council has convened a meeting on the issue of North Korea this year, and the sixth in an open meeting, but there have been no practical results other than provoking international public opinion.
On the other hand, North Korea’s Foreign Minister, Choe Son-hui, said in a statement, “The Secretary-General of the United Nations is undoubtedly a puppet of the United States by agreeing to the plan to put pressure on us by dragging our exercise invincible. sovereignty to the Security Council by followers of the United States The Chosun Central News Agency reported on the 21st that they claim to be testing without it.
Meanwhile, the United States Department of Defense announced on the same day that the defense ministers of the United States and Canada will upgrade the missile response system of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), which is in charge of air defense on the North American continent. North Korea’s ‘Hwasong-17’ test launch on the 18th appears to have nothing to do with observations that ICBM capability has improved enough to reach the North American continent. Meanwhile, the US military has consistently warned that the NORAD air defense system has limitations in detecting and responding to the latest long-range or hypersonic missiles.
Correspondent Gyeongju Lee in Washington